I started out in 1999 with a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of items (books, VHS movies, video games, record albums) listing them and selling them very successfully on ebay. After 14 years and 4,600+ positive feedbacks, suddenly ebay began slapping a 21-day hold on PayPal payments I was receiving from my buyers. This meant I still had to ship the iems out immediately at my own expense, but the money in my PayPal account couldn’t be touched for up to 21 days. Numerous phone calls to ebay customer service and Payal were futile. needless to say, I completely lost whatever enthusiasm I had for ebay (who wants to wait 3 weeks for their money?) and I began to read and study and realize that the 21-day Paypal holds may not even be legal.

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